Valarie Russell on May 24th, 2016

This recipes isn’t mine, but one from the National Honey Board.  I attended the Taste of Home cooking school last week and this was one of the recipes we were taught. I thought I would share it this week, it’s delicious.  Hope you enjoy. 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts, 4 oz. each 9 cups – lightly […]

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Valarie Russell on March 29th, 2016

This easy slow cooker soup is loaded with veggies, beans, and whole wheat pasta! It is the perfect meal for “Meatless Monday!  1 small red or yellow onion, diced  2 small carrots, diced  2 celery stalks, diced  4 cloves garlic, minced  1 1/2 cups fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces  1 (28 […]

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Valarie Russell on March 1st, 2016

Meatless Mondays is a recent global campaign aimed at lowering our overall meat consumption for our health and the environment. Believe it or not, the movement has a history stretching back to World War I. It all started with Herbert Hoover prior to his presidency… and it was originally Tuesdays, not Mondays, when Americans were […]

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Valarie Russell on February 17th, 2015

What an awesome day to just hang out inside where its toasty warm and watch the snow collecting outside. I was trying to come up with something yummy to cook from our panty stash, this was something quick and easy I fixed for lunch. 1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 onion, roughly chopped 4 cloves garlic, crushed 3 1/2 cups canned […]

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Valarie Russell on October 7th, 2014

A good way to use up your “Basket of the Week”, or clean out the refrigerator. This recipe could easily be vegetarian by using vegetable broth in place of chicken broth. Makes a lot and freezes well. 1 T olive oil 1 c chopped onion (candy onion) 1 c sliced carrot 3/4 c sliced celery 3 […]

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Valarie Russell on August 5th, 2014

A little different salsa that is quick and easy to throw together as well as delicious.  It’s a good way to use up some of those cucumbers that are so plentiful this time of year.   2 medium seedless cucumbers, peeled and diced 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced 1 small red onion, diced 1 […]

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Valarie Russell on July 31st, 2013

SIMPLE EASY SIDE DISH… Slice the zucchini in half. Slice off the bottom to keep in stable. Brush with olive oil and top with garlic. Top with sliced tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste. Add mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese or mixed blend. Bake at 375 for 20 to 30 minutes until soft. Serve with fresh […]

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Valarie Russell on July 1st, 2013

This is so delicious I could eat the entire bowl, and so simple anyone can make. I get tired of the same ole cucumber and onions in vinegar so I decided to try something a little different; so here it is.  No specific amounts are used in this… just however much you want to make for […]

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Valarie Russell on June 19th, 2013

My sister, Stephanie, sent me this recipe to share this summer when our veggies started coming in… well they’re in!  It looked so yummy I had to try it when we finally got our first tomatoes. Might I say…DELICIOUS, you have to try it for yourself! Last week my friend, Valerie, pass along the same recipe… […]

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Valarie Russell on August 13th, 2012

Some of you may have seen these zucchini on Saturday at the market; others of you got them in your “Basket of the Week”. I thought I might share a recipe or two with you so you might use them this week. The first one is a stuffed  zucchini recipe I found on soupbelly.com and tried […]

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